Tecumseh Holding Urban Hens Pilot Program Open House

Wednesday October 30th, 2019

Posted at 8:21pm


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Tecumseh is considering an Urban Hens Pilot Program that will allow keeping backyard hens, subject to compliance with the term and conditions of a two-year Pilot Program.

The Pilot Program, if approved, would establish a limit of six female hens, four months or older, for properties under 10,000 square feet. For properties over 10,000 square feet, an additional hen would be permitted per 3,000 square feet up to a maximum of twelve hens.

Owners desirous of keeping urban hens would need to complete the Pilot Program registration form, meet all of the eligibility requirements and submit an annual license fee of $25.00. An on-site inspection of the property to assess and ensure compliance with the terms and conditions outlined in the Pilot Program and registration form would be conducted by the Town, prior to issuing a license and urban hen identification bands.

The Pilot Program will be evaluated to determine whether it may continue beyond the two-year pilot. A copy of report CS-2019-36 respecting the Pilot Program, together with the draft registration form is available below.

A Public Information Centre has been scheduled to receive comments on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm.

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